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Awards

Awards received by the Pony Express since our current adviser began in 1999:


 2016-17:

Best of SNO: Noah Ness
Best of SNO: Mariah Marsnik
Tiana Meador Honorable Mention JoY Award

2015-16:

Best of Show:
Pony Express Newspaper, 4th Place
Pony Express Online Website: 5th Place
Pony Express Broadcast: 3rd Place

All-State Competition:

Pony Express Online, All-State Gold
Pony Express Newspaper, All-State Silver
Gold Medallions: 9 awards
Pony Express Website General Excellence, 4th place
Second place Broadcast News Story
Third place Broadcast Feature Story
Third place Broadcast News Story
Fourth place Newspaper Sports Story
Eighth place Newspaper Feature Story
Tenth place Newspaper News Story
Second place Broadcast Feature Story
Fifth place Newspaper News Story
Distinguished Journalists: 8 students awarded
North Star Editor Awards: 2 students awarded 
Quill and Scroll (University of Iowa): International Second Place

Justin Hannasch Honorable Mention JoY Award

 Justin Hannasch Excellent in Sports Writing, NSPA

 NSPA Spring Convention: 8th Place Print Best of Show

NSPA Spring Convention: 6th Place Broadcast Best of Show

2014-15:

National Scholastic Press Association Best of Show: 10th Place

Journalism Education Association Write-Offs (National Convention)

News Writing, Excellent

MHSPA: First Place General Website Excellence

Distinguished Excellence by SNO (Student Newspapers Online).  We have earned the “Site Excellence”, “Multimedia Excellence”, and “Story Page Excellence”

Ahnika Kroll and Jessica Thomas earned Honorable Mention Minnesota State Journalist of the Year Award

Journalism Education Association All State Gold: Print

Journalism Education Association All State Gold: Online

Minnesota High School Press Association (MHSPA):

Best of Show Online: Second Place

Best of Show Print: Fifth Place

Best of Show Broadcast: Second Place

MHSPA: Gold Medallions

Honorable mention Newspaper News Photo

Honorable Mention Sports Photo

Website General Excellence: Second Place

Distinguished Journalist: 10 alumni

North Star Journalist: 1 Editor-in-Chief

North Star Editor: 1 alumni

2013-14:

Minnesota High School Scholastic Press Association: Website General Excellence First Place

Journalism Education Association: Print All State Gold

Journalism Education Association: Online All State Silver

Minnesota High School Scholastic Press Association Gold Medallions: Single Page Design Second Place

Minnesota High School Scholastic Press Association Gold Medallions: Photography Honorable Mention

Paul Hudachek, Minnesota State Journalist of the Year (1st Place)

National Scholastic Press Association Best of Show.: 8th place

Journalism Education Association Write-Offs (National Convention)

News Writing, Superior

Feature Writing, Honorable Mention

Commentary Writing, Honorable Mention

Graphic Design: Logo, Honorable Mention

Graphic Design: Infographics, Honorable Mention

On Air Reporting, Excellent

 

2012-13:

Maddie Gerrard, Minnesota State Journalist of the Year (3rd place)

Minnesota High School Press Association Best of Show MN, Online 4th Place

Quill and Scroll, Gallup Award

All-State Silver for online publication from Journalism Education Association

All-State Gold for print publication from Journalism Education Association

 

2011-12:

Anna Morris Minnesota State Journalist of the Year (1st place)

7th place Best of Show from Minnesota High School Press Association

All-State Bronze for website from Journalism Education Association

All-State Silver for print publication from Journalism Education Association

International Second place from Quill and Scroll

Gold medallion’s from Minnesota High School Press Association:

Photography, Honorable mention

Website general excellence, Honorable mention

Newspaper Page One Design, Second Place

Feature Story, Honorable mention

Editorial Column, Honorable mention

Newspaper Centerspread, Honorable mention

 

2010-2011:

NSPA Spring Write offs:

Editorial Writing, Superior

Commentary Writing, Excellent

Computer Design and Art Illustration, Honorable Mention

News Editing/Headline Writing, Honorable Mention

News Writing, Honorable Mention

 Minnesota High School Scholastic Press Association Medallions:

News Photo, Second Place

News Design, Third Place

Sports Story, Second Place

Newspaper Editorial/Opinion Column, Honorable Mention

Newspaper Editorial Cartoon, Honorable Mention

 

2009-2010

Chelsey Falzone: JEA/JEM MN State Journalist of the Year, 2nd Place

Minnesota High School Press Association: Best of Show First Place

Journalism Educators of Minnesota: All State Silver Award (Print)

Journalism Educators of Minnesota: All State Silver Award (Website)

 Individual Awards:

Newspaper Feature story, third place

Newspaper Editorial Cartoon, first place

Newspaper News photo, second place

Newspaper Single Page Design, first place

Star Tribune Arts Review on Macbeth, First Place

Teen Voices of Democracy, The Youth Citizen Journalist Network won “Helicopter Parents”

 

2008-2009

Journalism Education Association: All State Gold

Quill and Scroll: International First Place

NSPA/MHSPA: Gold Medallions

Newspaper Sports Story, third place

Newspaper Single Page Design, first place

Newspaper Single Page Design, second place

Newspaper Review, honorable mention

Newspaper Page One Design, first place

Newspaper Page One Design, second place

Newspaper, Feature Photo, first place

Newspaper, Op/Ed article, first place

Newspaper, Editorial Cartoon, first place

Newspaper, Centerspread Design, second place

NSPA: Placed in NSPA Editorial Cartoon Best of National Scholastic High School Press

 

2007-2008

MN Journalist of the Year: Abby Lindekugel

JEA: All State Gold

Quill and Scroll: International Second Place

MHSPA Best of Show: Third Place

JEA National: Individual Awards:

Newspaper writing, Excellent

Editorial writing, Excellent

Sports writing, Honorable Mention

Newspaper centerspread design, Honorable Mention

 

2007 – MHSPA Write-off Competition

MN Journalist of the Year: Jenna Gibson

Quill and Scroll: International First Place

Gold Medallions:

News Writing, Third Place

Sports Writing, First Place

Infographics, First Place

Newspaper Design, Third Place

 

2006-2007:

Journalism Education Association All-State Award: All-State Silver

MHSPA Best of Show: First Place: Pony Express

Quill and Scroll: International First Place

Gold Medallions:

Newspaper Feature Story, First Place

Newspaper Feature Story, Honorable Mention

Newspaper Sports Story: First Place

Newspaper Sports Story, Third Place

Newspaper Single-page Design, Second Place

Newspaper Center Spread Design: Honorable Mention

 

2005-2006:

Journalism Education Association All State Gold

Best of Show, MHSPA Second Place

Gold Medallions:

Quill and Scroll: International First Place

Newspaper Sports Writing, Excellent

Newspaper Cover design, Excellent

Newspaper Feature Writing, Excellent

 

2004-2005

All State MN Journalists: Matt Murphy and Jenna Gibson

Journalism Education Association All State Gold

Best of Show, MHSPA Second Place

Quill and Scroll: International First Place

Star and Tribune: 3rd place in state AA Division

NSPA: Best of Show, 10 Place

NSPA Write off:

Newswriting, Honorable Mention

News Editorial writing, Third Place

News Advertising First and Third Place

News Writing Arts Review, Third Place

2003-2004

All State MN Journalists: Katie Rodgers and Jenny Lach

Journalism Education Minnesota: All State Gold

Minnesota High School Press Association: Second Place Best of Show 

Quill and Scroll: International First Place

Gold Medallions:

News Feature Writing, Excellent

News Sports Writing, Honorable Mention

 

2002-2003

Journalism Education Minnesota: All State Gold

Minnesota High School Press Association Best of Show: Second place

Quill and Scroll: International First Place

Columbia Scholastic Journalism Association: Silver

National Scholastic Press Association Write-offs:

Newswriting, Excellent:

Sports Writing, Honorable Mention

Newspaper layout/design, Excellent

Newsmagazine Layout, Excellent

Newswriting, Excellent

 

2001-2002

Journalism Education Minnesota: All State Silver

Minnesota High School Press Association: First Place Best of Show 

Quill and Scroll: International First Place

National Scholastic Press Association: 10th Place Best Show

National Scholastic Press Association Write-offs:

News Magazine Layout, Excellent

News Magazine Cover, Honorable mention

News Sports Writing, Honorable Mention

News Feature Writing, Honorable Mention

 

2000-2001

Journalism Education Minnesota: All State Silver

Quill and Scroll: International First Place

Minnesota High School Press Association: Student Awards: Best Ad

 

1999-2000

Journalism Education Minnesota: All State Silver

Quill and Scroll: International First Place

 

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